Coming Soon to Blu-ray: New Titles from Arrow Video

Posted Tue Mar 6, 2018 at 09:00 AM PST by
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Several new discs are in the works from Arrow, including a Limited Edition version of Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left.

Arrow Video has also announced new details for upcoming titles set for release throughout April and May.

Here's a full rundown of the recent Blu-ray announcements:

April 17

Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years, Vol. 2 - Border Crossings: The Crime and Action Movies starring Nagato Hiroyuki and Ashida Shunsuke. The collection includes Eight Hours of Terror (1957), The Sleeping Beast Within (1960), Smashing the 0-Line (1960), Tokyo Knights (1961), and The Man with a Shotgun (1961). Supplements will include:

- Audio commentary by critic and author Jasper Sharp on Smashing the 0-Line
- Tony Rayns on the Crime and Action Movies the critic and historian discusses the background to the films, their place within Suzuki s career and the talent involved with them
- Trailers
- Stills Gallery
- Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
- 60-page illustrated collector's book featuring new writing by Jasper Sharp


May 15

Herschell Gordon Lewis' Two Thousand Maniacs! starring William Kerwin. Supplements will include:

- Bonus Feature! 1964 s Moonshine Mountain
- Introductions to the films by H.G. Lewis
- Archive audio commentary on Two Thousand Maniacs! by H.G. Lewis
- Two Thousand Maniacs Can't be Wrong filmmaker Tim Sullivan on H.G. Lewis gore classic
- Hickspoitation: Confidential visual essay on the depiction of the American South in exploitation cinema
- David Friedman: The Gentlemen's Smut Peddler a tribute to legendary producer David F. Friedman featuring interviews with H.G. Lewis, filmmakers Fred Olen Ray and Tim Sullivan and editor Bob Murawski
- Herschell's Art of Advertising H.G. Lewis shares his expert opinion on the art of selling movies
- Two Thousand Maniacs! Outtakes
- Trailers

Michio Yamamoto's The Bloodthirsty Trilogy starring Kayo Matsuo, Midori Fujita, and Toshio Kurosawa. The collection will feature The Vampire Doll, Lake of Dracula, and Evil of Dracula. Supplements will include:

- Kim Newman on The Bloodthirsty Trilogy, a new video appraisal by the critic and writer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Japanese film expert Jasper Sharp



May 22

Abdellatif Kechiche's Black Venus starring Yahima Torres, Andre Jacobs, Olivier Gourmet, and Elina Lowensohn. Supplements will include:

- Brand-new appreciation of Black Venus and the cinema of Abdellatif Kechiche by critic Neil Young
- Theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Will Higbee, author of Post-Beur Cinema: North African Émigré and Maghrebi-French Filmmaking in France Since 2000

Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left: Limited Edition starring David Hess, Marc Sheffler, Jeramie Rain, and Fred Lincoln. The 2-Disc set will feature three cuts of the film newly restored in 2K from original film elements. Supplements will include:

- Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
- 6 x lobby card reproductions
- Limited edition perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
- Brand new audio commentary by podcasters Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes
- Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham
- Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
- Junior s Story a brand new interview with actor Marc Sheffler
- Marc Sheffler in Conversation at the American Cinematheque
- Brand new interview with wardrobe and make-up artist Anne Paul
- Songs in the Key of Krug never-before-seen archive interview with David Hess
- Celluloid Crime of the Century archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove
- Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on The Left archival interview with Wes Craven
- Scoring Last House on the Left archival interview with actor/composer David Hess
- It's Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left archival documentary
- Forbidden Footage the cast and crew of Last House on the film s most controversial sequences
- Deleted Scene
- Outtakes and Dailies
- Trailers, TV Spot & Radio Spots
- Image Gallery
- The Craven Touch brand new featurette bringing together interviews with a number of Wes Craven's collaborators, including Sean S. Cunningham, composer Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin and actress Amanda Wyss
- Early Days and 'Night of Vengeance' filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the Left
- Tales That'll Tear Your Heart Out excerpts from an unfinished Wes Craven short

Joe D'Amato and Aristide Massaccesi's Death Smiles on a Murderer starring Ewa Aulin, Klaus Kinski, Luciano Rossi, and Giacomo Rossi Stuart. Supplements will include:

- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic Stephen - - - Thrower and film historian Roberto Curti
- New audio commentary by writer and critic Tim Lucas
- D Amato Smiles on Death, an archival interview in which the director discusses the film
- All About Ewa, a newly-filmed, career-spanning interview with the Swedish star
- Smiling on the Taboo: Sex, Death and Transgression in the horror films of Joe D Amato, new video essay by critic Kat Ellinger
- Original trailers
- Stills and collections gallery




May 29

Roger Donaldson's Smash Palace starring Bruno Lawrence, Anna Jemison, Greer Robson, and Keith Aberdein. Supplements will include:

- Commentary by writer-director Roger Donaldson and stunt driver Steve Millen
- The Making of Smash Palace, a 51-minute documentary on the film s production featuring interviews with Donaldson, actor Keith Aberdein, filmmaker Geoff Murphy and others
- Theatrical trailer


You can find the latest specs for all of the titles listed above linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule where they are indexed throughout April and May.

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